Useful Plants

Nature has gifted us with diverse and valuable products. They occur free in the environment waiting for us to harness the gifts it produces for us. But a lot of these wonderful plants are ignored by mankind and its uses are lost to the world. So this human ignorance has cost us a lot. What if we missed a cure for cancer or HIV? What if we missed a fuel that can replace petroleum? What if we missed a plant nutrient that can increase our life expectancy? So basically we will one day have to pay for our ignorance. Now is the time to start respecting and exploring the wondrous qualities and aspects of the plants in our environment.

Hemp is an herb of the type Cannabis. It is a rough bushy almanac with palmate grasses and bunches of minor green flowers. It yields tough threads and tranquillizer drugs. This plant is not just famous for its fiber. The hemp seeds are valuable and has a lot of uses.

The seeds are very nutritious and contains all eight of the essential amino acids for a balanced diet. It also contains globular proteins that helps the body to digest the food easily and to add it to the blood stream quickly. The oil produced by these seeds are extracted by pressing the seeds and the oil is either dark or light green in colour. Refined hempseed oil is basically used for healthcare (hair and skin).

The seeds of this plant can be used to make oil. You can find hemp oil online easily. Try it out and see. It doesn’t have a lot of flavour (nutty in flavour) but its nutritional value is excellent.

This plant is an extremely earth-friendly plant. Mass scale cultivation of this plant inhibits weed growth in a massive scale and thus cultivators don’t have to use chemical weedicides. Thus it saves the farmers a lot of money. But not only that the fact that chemicals are not used in cultivation will reduce the harm and pollution caused to the environment. Thus it helps to protect the environment. It is also used as a “mop up crop” where it is used to remove impurities in wastewater.

As you can see there are many uses of this plant and just like this there are many plants that will make our lives easy and convenient. So the above was a small summary of a bit of knowledge that could enrich your minds and lives. Stay tuned for more.